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Watch: First Trailer For Edgar Wright's Apocalypse Comedy 'The World's End'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 8, 2013 1:31 AM
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The World’s End
And so it ends, and we're not just talking about the end of the world. Edgar Wright and his longtime friends and collaborators Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are finally putting the capper on their fabled, informally known Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy. Starting with "Shaun Of The Dead" and continued with "Hot Fuzz," each film saw them take on a genre (zombie movies, buddy cop flicks) and turn them on its head, to thrilling and very, very funny results. And now it's all coming to a conclusion with "The World's End."

Watch: First Trailer For Lee Daniels' 'The Butler' Starring Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Terrence Howard & Much More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 7, 2013 7:28 PM
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The Butler, Forest Whitaker
Talk around "Precious" and "The Paperboy" director Lee Daniels' next effort "The Butler" has ranged from the director himself comparing it to a work-for-hire gig, calling it a "big compromise" from his usually more button pushing fare to Terrence Howard talking about his co-star Oprah Winfrey's "tig ol' bitties" (yes, that's how he said it). But enough talk, what does the final result look like? Well, here you go...

Watch: First Trailer For Sci-Fi 'Ender's Game' Starring Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley & Asa Butterfield

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 7, 2013 4:04 PM
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Sci-fi is a hard sell, generally speaking, at the box office, even if it's based off a beloved book like Orson Scott Card's "Ender's Game." However, those who have actually read the novel have been wondering just how it will translate onto the big screen? It's not necessarily the most action-driven piece of writing, and the concept is pretty ambitious. Can Hollywood make it work, even while filling all the requirements of the four quadrant tentpole? Well, the first trailer is here to perhaps answer that question.

Exclusive: Trailer & Poster For French Comedy 'The Stroller Strategy,' The First Release From Rialto Premieres

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 3, 2013 11:39 AM
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Rialto Pictures has largely been known for the excellent catalog of classic films, which they lovingly restore and bring back to theaters throughout the year. But 2013 marks a bit of change for the company. They have teamed up with French distributor StudioCanal and launched Rialto Premieres, a shingle that will allow them to bring first-run films to the United States, giving an audience to pictures that might never make their way stateside. And their first offering is the French comedy "The Stroller Strategy."

Watch: Channing Tatum Has The Worst Job Interview Ever In New Trailer For 'White House Down'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 2, 2013 7:25 PM
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Channing Tatum, White House Down
Okay, unless you can't find a babysitter, do people really bring their kids to job interviews or is that just a movie thing? Anyway, it's the device used to establish in "White House Down" that: a) Channing Tatum's buff hero is also sensitive and caring b) It's gives him Something To Fight For and c) it sets the whole story (implausibly) in motion. Now can we get to the explosions please?

Watch: Kristen Wiig Is The 'Girl Most Likely' In Trailer For The New Comedy From The Directors Of 'American Splendor'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 2, 2013 7:00 PM
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Girl Most Likely, Kristen Wiig, Annette Bening
Kristen Wiig exploded after the massive success of "Bridesmaids," but unlike Melissa McCarthy, we have yet to see the cinematic rewards be reaped. Her only notable post-'Bridesmaids' turns were a small part in "Friends With Kids" and another little bit in "Friends With Jolly!," but by the end of year, she'll be back on radars thanks to "Anchorman: The Legend Continues" and "The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty" alone. But before both of those, another one of her indie films will be hitting the big screen.

Discuss: Do Movie Trailers Give Away Too Much? New Study Says 50% Of Audiences Think Yes

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • May 2, 2013 9:57 AM
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To anticipate a film nowadays is to wonder what its tipping point into overexposure will be. “Iron Man 3” is set to open tomorrow -- have you stayed away from trailers completely, or have you paid attention to every casting announcement and TV spot, hoping they won't reveal one set-piece too many? It's that question of enjoyment linked to movie marketing that a new study hoped to investigate, and the results are both predictable and surprising in equal measure.

Watch: New Russian Trailer For 'The Lone Ranger' Serves Up More Footage & Adventure

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • May 2, 2013 9:37 AM
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The Long Ranger
As overstuffed as the last two Gore Verbinski-helmed “Pirates of the Caribbean” films were, there’s no denying the fact that the man knows how to stage a set piece. Add this to the fact that “The Lone Ranger” looks to be a fun -- and extremely high-budgeted -- western with no unnecessary 3D post-conversion, and you can count us in. If you still need convincing, the Russian-dubbed international trailer has surfaced online with new footage and, more importantly, more trains.

Watch: Epic Marketing Continues With New TV Spot For 'Man Of Steel'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 2, 2013 9:16 AM
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Man Of Steel, Henry Cavill
TV spots, for the most part, are pretty dull affairs, hyper-edited, condensed versions of longer trailers that are meant to grab your attention between snack refills and remind you when the movie is coming out. And then there is "Man Of Steel." The marketing team has been pushing "epic" over "CRASH BOOM RELEASE DATE," and if you need any further evidence, just watch the latest trailer, which was so good that we just had to break it down. And now a TV spot continues that trend, not only giving us a thirty second preview, but also maintaining that same tone.

Watch: Things Go From Bad To Worse In Red Band Trailer For 'Aftershock' Starring Eli Roth

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 1, 2013 5:40 PM
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Casting Eli Roth as a horny dweeb in South America is either genius or completely misguided, but either way, it's a bit of a switchup to see him as the victim of horrific carnage, rather than the one dispensing it. And this new red band trailer for "Aftershock" doesn't hold back on the babes or bloodsheed.

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